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December 2008 – Flogging English

Zune owners wake to a bricked MP3 player

First: if you haven't turned on your Zune today… Don't! Now read on. Leap years happen only once every four years, and many Zune owners this morning I bet are wishing it was a bit more rare than that. Around zero dark hundred (midnight) today owners of the 1st Gen. 30 gb Zune started experiencing … Read more

Wild Beauty defines the artistic image of the Columbia River Gorge

Wild Beauty

I recently received my copy of Wild Beauty which is a book that has an accompanying show at the Portland Art Museum. I came to know this wonderful book because of my friend Terry Toedtemeier, who unfortunately recently passed. Terry was an amazing person, photographer and historian – without whom this book would not be … Read more

Ow. My face hurts… Plus, Hey! It’s that guy from Die Hard!

The last week has been one of the craziest weeks of the year, culminating with a weekend of far more work than sleep. I've been doing a fair amount of freelance work of late so most of my actual down-time has been spent staring off into space, in the shower or asleep. I am really … Read more

Farewell to a friend

Terry Toedtemeier died yesterday while giving a reading from Wild Beauty in Hood River Oregon. Terry was my thesis adviser and professor in college as I struggled to figure just what in the hell I was supposed to be doing to prove my worth as a photographer and earn my degree, but he was more … Read more

How not to design & build an email

It's really surprising how often I get emails from large companies with a solid online presence that are complete and utter shite. They are all screwed up in different ways too, I mean, it almost seems like they are trying new and creative ways to entice me not to buy their junk. The example off … Read more

Multi-touch display on the Silver Screen

I finally say the new Bond flick yesterday, Quantum of Solice, and it was an entertaining ride around the globe following Bond and (naturally) a couple of hotties as he saves the world. I would definitely say that you should go see it and enjoy it. From a purely geeky standpoint, one of the highlights … Read more

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